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A look at the news and events happening in the Libraries at Waubonsee Community College
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Today is an Election Day. Have you voted yet?

April 7, 2015 - 8:28am
Please let your voice be heard. Vote.
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Fake peer review

April 1, 2015 - 1:50pm
Scientific journals publish fraudulent, plagiarized, or nonsense papers. Why?
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How Google Skewed Search Results

March 30, 2015 - 12:54pm
A report by the Federal Trade Commission reveals new details about how Google Inc. manipulated search results to favor its own services over rivals’...
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Happy [End of] Sunshine Week

March 20, 2015 - 8:23pm
It's (the end of] Sunshine Week, that time of year when journalists, citizen watchdogs, and community activists come together to champion the cause of transparency.
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National Book Critics Circle Announces Award Winners for Publishing Year 2014

March 13, 2015 - 3:38pm
See the six winners of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Publishing Year 2014.
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2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists

March 10, 2015 - 2:57pm
Here are the five finalists for the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
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Baileys women’s prize for fiction longlist revealed

March 10, 2015 - 2:51pm
The women’s prize for fiction, established to redress the tendency by literary awards to overlook writing by women, is now in its 20th year. This is its longlist for 2015.
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Draftback: “Watch Me Write This Article”

March 4, 2015 - 3:55pm
Learn about Draftback, an app that allows one to capture and share their writing, backspaces and all.
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March Book Display

March 2, 2015 - 2:44pm
March is Women's History Month, a time to celebrate their contributions to society. Read the full post by visiting our blog.
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Spaceprob.es catalogs the active human-made machines that dot our galaxy.

February 27, 2015 - 4:06pm
A catalog of all 29 active, human-made space probes.
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Why Everyone Was Wrong About Net Neutrality

February 26, 2015 - 2:02pm
Today, the Federal Communications Commission, by a vote of three to two, enacted its strongest-ever rules on net neutrality.
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Net Neutrality day is here: a guide to today’s vote

February 26, 2015 - 12:12pm
After months of pitched debate over so-called net neutrality, the FCC will finally vote on a proposal that will prevent broadband providers from slowing down or speeding up certain websites.
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Celebrate Fair Use Week

February 25, 2015 - 8:50pm
Fair Use Week 2015 celebrates the important doctrines of fair use in the United States and fair dealing in Canada and other jurisdictions.
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‘The Cloud’ and Other Dangerous Metaphors

February 25, 2015 - 4:35pm
As a concept, data constantly eludes crisp definition.
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The Anti-Information Age

February 17, 2015 - 5:23pm
Please note: Censorship is flourishing in the information age.
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#PrivacyProject: “I give this app permission to…” (video)

February 6, 2015 - 4:09pm
Some of the most popular apps on your smartphone ask for permissions that expose data to outside sources. In this video, people were asked to read some of these permissions out loud.
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Neil Gaiman: “Read the books you love…”

February 6, 2015 - 11:43am
Neil Gaiman says "Read the books you love..."
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The head of the FCC just proposed the strongest net neutrality rules ever

February 4, 2015 - 5:09pm
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday proposed the "strongest open Internet protections" the Web has ever seen. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said by placing broadband Internet providers such as Comcast and Verizon Wireless under a stricter regulatory regime, consumers would be ensured an open Internet.
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February Month Book Display

February 4, 2015 - 9:09am
Check out the wide selection of books and DVDs concerning our African-American Heritage Month at the Todd Library.
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President Tweaks the Rules on Data Collection

February 3, 2015 - 11:44am
The Obama administration will announce new rules requiring intelligence analysts to delete private information they may *incidentally* collect about Americans that has no intelligence purpose.
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